Shifting Attention, Funding To Diseases Deemed More Urgent Threatens Malaria Progress, Study Says

Reuters: Countries on verge of beating malaria face new threat, study says
“Nations on the verge of eliminating malaria risk falling short of their goal, just as it lies within reach, due to funding being shifted elsewhere, researchers said on Thursday. Global aid has moved to areas where malaria remains widespread, while internal domestic funding gets diverted to fighting other diseases perceived as more urgent, said researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in a study published in The Lancet medical journal…” (Malo, 4/22).